Sunday, March 25, 2012

It's all about the Hat!

We are having some fantastic weather today, it's sunny and about 72º!!! Definitely have spring fever, though I am ready for all the pollen to go away, it's been killing Jay and me this season. We both just started on Claritin to see if it'll help relieve some of the seasonal issues we're having. I think it is helping some but not as much as I would like...oh the joy of the season, LOL.
Anyhoo, I had another SWAP that was a simple theme of "bonnet". Well, I had this "cutie pie" called "What a Sweetheart" that was wearing an adorable bonnet and just had to ink her up! (I am really lovin' these Cutie Pies!!!)
I recently got my first purchase ever from Stampin'Up! I bought some cardstock and inks and got a stamp set free (can't beat that!).  On this card I'm using the Wisteria Wonder cardstock and let me tell you, it is gorgeous!! I mainly use just PTI paper but sometimes I want a different color that they don't have (yet??).  I will have to stock up on this color because it's what's called an "in color" and is only available for 2 years! I wonder why SU! does this, why limit colors???  The flowers are from WOC and I just made up a spritzer using the Wisteria Wonder refill ink, water and some perfect pearls and sprayed the flowers to match the paper (and it does in real life much better than this photo shows, you'll just have to trust me, LOL)
Oh, and once again, I just can't send the card without throwing in an FSL bonnet, right?
I'm going to enter this card in a few challenges. Wish me luck:
Little Darlings: Spring is In The Air
Papertake Weekley: BINGO -  DieCut, Free, Glitter
ReallyReasonableRibbon: Spring with Ribbon theme
CuteCard Thursday: Anything Goes
Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday and enjoy your week!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Paula :-) the image is adorabe and the papers and embellies are fab ! :-)
I love the hat too ,,, lovely ! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Papertake weekly Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

She's a delight, I must get some of these cute stamps, I love the papers and soft colours on your design, Just lovely
Hugs Julie P

Anonymous said...

Paula...this is just the you win with this one....

Danielle said...

HI Paula, I love all about your card, but this fabulous embroidered had steals the show!!! I am crazy about hats. Soooo I do love this cute image, your coloring is fabulous. and showcasing perfect. Gorgeous cluster and wonderful easter colors. Beautiful work!

Janie Printz said...

Paula these little images are too darn cute !!! Love your wonderful coloring & as usual your little FSL is a show stopper. Great little set.
Hugs, Janie

cathylynn said...

Paula your card and hat are totally awesome!! Your image is so darn cute with her hat. Gosh you put so much love and talent into your creations. I adore your colors and your coloring is fantastic. Then you top it off with a matching embroidered hat! You're inspiring me to get back to my embroidery machine.
Hugs, Cathy

Sandy said...

You have done it again - so sweet and you do have wonderful ideas. Love the papers and that little hat- wow - talk about talent!!!! There was a day, in the South, when you would not go out without your bonnet!

Peggie said...

Fabulous card. Love the ribbon and pearl.

Vicky said...

This is soooooooo gorgeous & I love the adorable sweet image.
I suffer with hayfever too hun, its a darn nuisance to say the least.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Bonnie said...

Pretty card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Suzan L said...

Hi Paula, your card is so darling!! You have colored the sweet image so beautifully!! And, I love the floral DP that you used!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a cutie and wonderful colors and coloring!
So glad you could join us at
Really Reasonable Ribbon